Monday, April 20, 2009

Celebrating 420 With Family Guy

Bong toting babies and cat murder. I love this show.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Desert Mix

The Coachella music festival is going on RIGHT NOW and I feel like the only person i know who isn't there.

So in order to salve my pain I made this little playlist of the bands i wish i could be seeing...

1. Beirut - Nantes
2. Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
3. Jenny Lewis - The Big Guns
4. The Ting Tings - Great DJ
5. The Killers - Somebody Told Me
6. Glass Candy - Beatific
7. Devendra Banhart - I Feel Just Like A Child
8. The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful
9. M.I.A. - Paper Planes
10. Felix Da House Cat (feat. Princess Superstar) - Coochie Coo
11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Desert Living Pt. 2

I'm having so much much fun driving around the desert, running errands for my mom. Who could have known that I would miss this so much? I thought i had fully gone NoCal native, i love walking around my neighborhood (i love that i CAN walk around me neighborhood) and taking the MUNI. But just being able to get in a car and go...

I gues you can take the boy out of SoCal but you can't take SoCal out of the boy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Desert Living Pt. 1

Last nights crazy wind storm knocked out the power on my mom's block, so i'm stealing internet from (i am assuming) somewhere across the street. Hopefully they get the power up and running soon because Desert - Air Conditioning = Brutal.

Until then i'm sipping coffee by the pool at my mom's house whilst listening to Roisin Murphy, life could be worse.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Glad to be Alive

I have been flying several times a year since i was old enough to walk and that was, hands down, the most brutal flight i have ever experienced.

It all got off to an unusually smooth start. I even got to the airport early, which any one who has ever traveled with me can testify never happens. I'm usually the last one on the plane having jostled my way through security and bolting tword the terminal with my shoes in hand (stupid shoe rule!). But no, not this time. This trip isn't for me, it's for my mom, and i was bound and determined i wasn't going to make her wait or worry.

The plane was practically empty, only twenty of us or so, and i had a whole row to spread out in. The pilot warned of mild terbulance but for most of the trip it was barely noticable. In fact the whole adventure was looking like it was going to go down in my personal history books as the most unremarkable flight i'd ever taken until the very end.

There were 70mph winds whipping through the Coachella Vally as we came in over Palm Springs Airport (fun fact: at 73mph winds officially become 'hurricane force') and the airplane began to shake violently. We were coming in low for a second pass when we experienced a crazy CRAZY wind shear and we dropped like a STONE. People were puking, the guy in the isle across from started to cuss softly, but the kicker was when the stewardess at the back of the plane started to sob uncontrollably. Doesn't exactly instill confidence.

Clearly we survived. They diverted our flight to Ontario Mills airport and they shipped us into Palm Springs on a shuttle. But i am very VERY thankful to be walking around on Mother Earth.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Four Down...

Holy Shit!

This morning Vermont became the first state of The Union to legalize gay marriage by an act of legislature when it's lower house voted 100-49 (the minimum needed) to overturn Governor Jim Douglas' veto of a marriage bill passed yesterday by both Houses of the Vermont legislature.

Vermont joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Iowa; all of whom had Gay marriage dictated to them by their Judicial branches.

A few weeks ago, when the California Supreme Court was hearing arguments for and against gay marriage i got into a bit of a... lets call it a 'spirited debate' with my dear friend Rand when i espoused the opinion that perhaps it is not in our best interest to keep winning these victories in the courts. In fact without a legislative or referendum victory under our belts these court victories are hollow, reversible at any time, like Roe V. Wade. But now we have the first true mark of the changing tide. Nothing can stop us.